John and Stephanie Hixson (Call), announce the birth of their son, Luke David Hixson, on Jan. 23 in Fort Carson, Colo. He weighed 6 lbs. 9 oz. and was 20 in. long. He has a big brother, John Call Hixson "Jack" who is 2 years old.
The Otis Rural High School all school reunion will be held July 29-31 at the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Great Bend. The years that will be attending are from 1925-1969. After 1969 the school became unified with Bison. Reminder post cards were sent in April. If you would like to attend, call 793-8023 for details and reservations. The cost is $55 a couple and $27.50 for singles. After June 15, a $5 late charge will need to be
Martin Mattison and Lanette Weese announce the engagement of their daughter, Brandi Mattison, to Kyle Schmidtberger, son of Ron and Susan Mohr, and the late Steve Schmidtberger.The bride-elect is a graduate of Otis-Bison High School. She graduated from Barton Community College in 2010 with an Associate of Science degree. She is a stay-at-home mom of three children.
Helen Mayers Blado of Great Bend, will celebrate her 90th birthday on June 5 with a card shower.
Mary Jo Schenk will celebrate her 80th birthday from 1 to 4 p.m. today with a surprise "Come and Go" reception at 3801 McKinney Dr. in Great Bend.
Mark and Scarlett Hill of Hoxie announce the engagement of their daughter, Cori Rae Hill, to Cody Jack Younkin, son of Randy and Donella Younkin of Oakley. Grandparents are Marilyn Selby of Colby and the late Bruce Selby, Bill and Mary Hill of Great Bend, MaryAnn Racette and Lyla Younkin, of Oakley, the late Luke Racette and the late Floyd (Jack) Younkin.
Tuesday Bowling - 4 p.m., Walnut Bowl Saturday Fishing Derby - 9 a.m., Veterans Lake
The following well-balanced and nutritious Friendship Meals will be served for lunch at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Meals are served with milk; donations for coffee and tea are accepted.
Thursday Senior Advisory Council - 9:30 a.m. Dominoes - 1 p.m., Senior Center Friday Tramps in the Late 1800's - 1 p.m., Senior Center Bridge - 1 p.m., Recreation Center Bingo - 1:30 p.m., High Rise
The Summer 2011 Great Bend City Band Concert schedule has been announced. All concerts begin at 8:15 p.m.
The SouthWest Kansas Area Agency on Aging is looking for volunteers for their new program, Peer Support. Peer Support is a volunteer program that pairs older adult volunteers with older adults who need support in:
Next week we will pick up our discussion of rotational no-till crops for our area. This week, let's take a moment and see what the weather of this past week means for the area. Unfortunately, as is often the case here, the price of meaningful rain is severe weather, especially during the spring and early summer. The tragic deaths in northern Stafford County are a reminder of just how quickly our weather can turn violent ...
When Connie Ruble, owner of Curves in Great Bend, opened the business seven years ago, the mission was to give the women in the Great Bend community a complete aerobic and strength training workout in a fun, supportive environment.
Pilates is a movement system that will lengthen and strengthen the body through a specific series of exercises. Pilates exercises work entire body groups in smooth, continuous movements. By developing proper technique, faulty movement patterns can be unlearned and you can actually re-train your body to move in safer, more efficient patterns of motion - invaluable for injury recovery, sports performance, good posture and optimal health. Focus is emphasized on proper breathing, spinal and pelvic ...
Barton County Farm Bureau awarded four scholarships to Barton County Seniors whose parents are members of the Barton County Farm Bureau Association. The 2011 scholarship winners are from left to right; Brent Stoss son of Mr. and Mrs. Dale Stoss, Allie Hipp, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Hipp, Jennifer Funk, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Funk and Matt Beran, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Beran Jr.
A new study has come out that finds men and women really do think differently.
After losing the Virginia governor's race because single women voted for the Democrat by a margin of 42 points, Republicans have found the solution. They will teach their candidates how to, in Speaker John Boehner's words, "be a little more sensitive" to the ladies. But Republicans painting over policy differences with pretty words piles insult on top of offense and will do little to close the gender gap.
TOPEKA – Kansas Governor Sam Brownback Tuesday announced Jackie McClaskey as Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, succeeding Dale Rodman, who stepped down from the position Dec. 10.
For 50 years, Larry Schugart served the Great Bend area both as a banker and a community leader. In banking, assets are normally defined in dollars and cents. Now retired from banking, Schugart is proof that tireless volunteerism, community involvement and leadership are all critical assets to the community.
This week's Great Bend Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Community Bank of the Midwest, 2220 Broadway in Great Bend, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 12. Ambassador in charge will be Aaron Andrews with greeters Jim Vopat and Connie Oetken.
This week was a hard one. I lost one more pound since last week's column (up to 22 of the 40 I set out to lose). With my pregnancy finally out of the closet, I can admit that my saving grace in sticking to the rules this week has been nausea. You would think that a persistent aversion to food would help boost the weight loss. However, eating less doesn't always mean losing more.
Looking to dazzle your guests during the holidays? I've got the perfect "fancy" dish for you. And I promise it requires no advanced culinary skills.
The Great Bend Middle School wrestling team traveled to Salina on Saturday for three duals.
LAKIN - Larned outscored Lakin's boys 19-8 in the fourth period to pull away for a 59-42 non-league victory Saturday.
PRATT - Larned High School's returning Class 4A state qualifier Kaiden Reed placed runner-up in the Pratt Wrestling Tournament. Reed lost 1-0 to Buhler's Jon Yates in the 285-pound division finals. Reed won two of three matches.
MANHATTAN - Marcus Foster had 18 points and Shane Southwell contributed 17 points and six rebounds as Kansas State beat South Dakota 64-62 on Tuesday night.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - As Scottie Wilbekin jogged off the court, students chanted his name.